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Average Salary For Electrical Engineering Majors

Average Yearly Salary
Updated July 15, 2020
$64,000
$37,000
$64,000
$110,000
Electrical engineering major graduates in the US make on average $64,267 annually or $30.9 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $110,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 per year. Technology companies and professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying jobs for electrical engineering major graduates are California, Massachusetts, Washington, New Jersey, and Maryland.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$68,491
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Average Electrical Engineering Major Salary By Location

Electrical engineering major graduates in the United States of America make on average $64,267 a year or $30.9 per hour. Working in San Francisco, CA as an electrical engineering major graduate will pay you the highest wages at around $76,817 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $40,000. Other cities that offer high paying job opportunities for electrical engineering majors are Washington, DC, Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, Baltimore, MD, New York, NY, and Arlington, VA. The top 5 states with the highest reported salaries for electrical engineering major graduates are California, Massachusetts, Washington, New Jersey, and Maryland. The lowest earning states are Kansas, Kentucky, Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota.
City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range55k - 106k$77k$76,817
Washington, DC
Salary Range50k - 96k$70k$70,066
Boston, MA
Salary Range50k - 93k$68k$68,491
Seattle, WA
Salary Range48k - 96k$68k$68,447
Baltimore, MD
Salary Range48k - 91k$67k$66,797
New York, NY
Salary Range48k - 90k$66k$66,322
Arlington, VA
Salary Range47k - 90k$66k$65,773
San Antonio, TX
Salary Range45k - 89k$64k$64,106
Rochester, NH
Salary Range45k - 86k$63k$62,829
Philadelphia, PA
Salary Range45k - 84k$62k$61,614
$39k
$106k

Map Of Salaries For Electrical Engineering Major Graduates

The darker areas on the map show where Electrical Engineering Majors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Electrical Engineering Salary By Company

Electrical engineering major graduates report their job security as good. But just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Most jobs for electrical engineering majors are in technology companies and technology companies. Palo Alto Networks and Agilent Technologies are the best paying companies for electrical engineering major graduates. Also, companies like Broadcom and Advanced Micro Devices pay electrical engineering major graduates very well.
Company
Average Salary
Palo Alto Networks
Salary Range79k - 127k$100k$100,417
Agilent Technologies
Salary Range80k - 118k$97k$97,448
Broadcom
Salary Range82k - 114k$97k$97,372
Advanced Micro Devices
Salary Range81k - 113k$96k$96,331
Cadence Design Systems
Salary Range79k - 112k$95k$94,624
Lockheed Martin
Salary Range75k - 117k$94k$93,784
Northrop Grumman
Salary Range75k - 116k$94k$93,675
Analog Devices
Salary Range79k - 110k$94k$93,542
Collins Aerospace
Salary Range73k - 115k$92k$92,382
Intel
Salary Range72k - 114k$91k$91,346
$69k
$127k

Average Electrical Engineering Major Salary By Industry

The type of industry that an electrical engineering major graduate works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that telecommunication companies, technology companies, and automotive companies pay electrical engineering major graduates well. Telecommunication companies pay electrical engineering major graduates the highest wages, averaging $98,127 per year. Technology companies and automotive companies pay well too, at $96,572 and $86,754, respectively. The types of companies that pay electrical engineering majors the least are in the education industry, where the average annual salary is $43,339.
Industry
Average Salary

Telecommunication

Salary Range82k - 117k$98k$98,127

Technology

Salary Range80k - 116k$97k$96,572

Automotive

Salary Range73k - 103k$87k$86,754

Finance

Salary Range71k - 101k$85k$84,757

Manufacturing

Salary Range66k - 91k$78k$78,089

Government

Salary Range39k - 67k$52k$51,613

Education

Salary Range36k - 52k$43k$43,339
$36k
$117k

Salary History For Electrical Engineering Major Graduates

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    Electrical Engineering Major Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an electrical engineering major graduate can range from $39,479 to $130,011 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Job
    Average Salary
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    Salary Range67k - 113k$88k$87,633
    Systems Engineering
    Salary Range66k - 102k$83k$82,673
    Operations Research
    Salary Range61k - 108k$82k$81,923
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Salary Range64k - 99k$80k$80,296
    Petroleum Engineering
    Salary Range58k - 108k$80k$79,780
    Plastics Engineering
    Salary Range62k - 98k$79k$78,697
    Biological Engineering
    Salary Range62k - 93k$77k$76,765
    Engineering
    Salary Range60k - 93k$75k$75,076
    Aerospace Engineering
    Salary Range58k - 92k$73k$73,299
    Mechatronics And Robotics
    Salary Range58k - 90k$73k$73,016
    $38k
    $113k
    Updated July 15, 2020